Tourism

Global Tourism Economy Forum 2017

Sustainable tourism a win-win solution for Macau

Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the World Tourism Organisation and honorary chairman of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, said the challenge for every country was to ensure that growth and sustainability, progress and preservation go hand in hand.

17 Oct, 2017

920,631 visit Macau during Golden Week: MGTO

Macau recorded 920,631 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s eight-day National Day/Mid-Autumn Festival Golden Week holiday on October 1-8, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement Monday.

10 Oct, 2017

16 Eastern, Central European states to attend tourism forum

A total of 16 Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) will participate in Macau’s two-day 2017 Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) later this month.

5 Oct, 2017

Macau tourism master plan

Tourism master plan expects up to 40 million visitors in 2025

The Macao Government Tourism Office expects the number of Macau’s visitor arrivals to reach up to 40 million in 2025.

29 Sep, 2017

Gambling in Macau brings in overall revenues of US$28.6 billion in 2016

The global revenues of the 10 gaming and gambling companies in Macau in 2016 totalled 229.00 billion patacas (US$28.6 billion), a contraction of 1.8% compared to the figure recorded in 2015, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.

13 Sep, 2017

Cultural Centre repairs underway

No date has yet been set for the reopening of the Macao Cultural Centre in the wake of the damage caused by Typhoon Hato, which damaged the superstructure of the building resulting in the cancellation of all activities scheduled to take place in the venue, according to information provided by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC).

8 Sep, 2017

13 luxury hotel

13 holdings misses deadline to open its luxury hotel in Macau

13 Holdings Ltd. missed Monday´s deadline to open its luxury hotel in Macau, a condition of a HKD3 billion (USD384 million) loan from Bank of Communications Co. for the gaming project just off the Cotai strip, according to people familiar with the matter.

1 Aug, 2017

Macau visitors

Macau receives more than 15.5 million visitors in the first half of 2017

Macau received more than 15.5 million visitors in the first half of 2017, an increase of 5.4% compared to the same period of 2016, the Statistics and Census Bureau said on Monday.

25 Jul, 2017

Macau receives more than 13 million visitors from January to May

From January to May Macau received more than 13 million visitors, an increase of 6.3% over the same period of 2016, according to figures released on Friday by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).

23 Jun, 2017

Revamped Macau Catholic Centre to include pilgrimage hotel

The Macau Roman Catholic diocese said in a statement that the redevelopment of the long-abandoned Catholic Centre in the city centre “will be launched soon”, adding that the revamped building will include a “pilgrimage hotel”.

23 Jun, 2017

Wushu Masters Challenge to return in August

The city’s second Wushu Masters Challenge, slated to take place on August 10-13, will spotlight major wushu competitions and training courses, the Sports Bureau (ID) and Wushu General Association of Macau (WGAM) said Thursday.

23 Jun, 2017

Eight unlicensed eateries closed at Soho space of City of Dreams

A total of 13 restaurants operated without licences for three years at the Soho space of City of Dreams (COD) in Cotai, Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Thursday, adding her office has ordered eight of them to clos

23 Jun, 2017

EIU forecasts average growth of 7.8% for Macau in 2017/2018

Macau's economy is expected to grow at an average real rate of 7.8% this year and 2018, boosted by the recovery in services exports, particularly those related to gambling, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report.  

22 Jun, 2017

Chief Executive doesn’t worry about World Heritage listing

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday he does not think that the UNESCO-listed Macau Historic Centre will be removed from the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, so he doesn’t worry about the matter.

22 Jun, 2017

Mike Goodridge appointed Artistic Director of IFFAM

Mike Goodridge will serve as the artistic director of the second edition of the International Film Festival & Awards – Macau (IFFAM), it was announced Friday at a “kick-off ceremony” arranged by the IFFAM Organizing Committee. The 2nd IFFAM will be held from December 8 to 14 this year with the theme, “A New Avenue to the World of Films”.

19 Jun, 2017

Macau's visitors April 2017

April visitors rise 11 percent to 2.7 million

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose 11 percent year on year to 2.74 million, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Tuesday.

24 May, 2017

May Day visitors in Macau

May Day visitors rise 6.7 percent to 375,000

Macau recorded over 375,000 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s three-day May Day holidays, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement.

4 May, 2017

Visitors rise 5.7 percent to 2.5 million in March

Macau recorded 2.5 million visitor arrivals last month, averaging 80,684 a day, a year-on-year increase of 5.7 percent announced the Statistics and Census.Bureau

25 Apr, 2017

Macau hotel rooms

Sands sees no oversupply of hotels in Cotai

There is no oversupply of hotel rooms in Cotai, Sands China Senior Vice President Marketing and Brand Management Ruth Boston said on Monday, who is of the view that more developments in Cotai are attracting more visitors.

11 Apr, 2017

Macau visitors in February 2017

Macau’s visitors arrivals drop 5.6 percent in February 2017

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals dropped by 5.6 percent year-on-year and 13.2 percent month-on-month to 2.49 million in February, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday.

24 Mar, 2017